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Review of The New Friend

The New Friend by Charlotte Zolotow; illus. by Benjamin Chaud Primary    Milky Way    48 pp.    g 11/21    978-1-990252-01-3    $17.99 The narrator of this picture book had a dear friend and reminisces about the ordinary things they used to do together — until the “dear friend” found a “different friend.” Zolotow’s...

Review of The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales

The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales compiled and illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen Intermediate    NYRB    136 pp.    g 11/21    978-1-68137-582-3    $24.95 e-book ed.  978-1-68137-604-2    $14.99 Here are collected (and reissued from the 1971 original) twelve literary fairy tales from several different European traditions, including Hans ­Christian ­Andersen’s “The Nightingale”;...

Review of Grandmother's Pigeon

Grandmother’s Pigeon by Louise Erdrich; illus. by Jim LaMarche Primary, Intermediate    University of Minnesota Press   32 pp.    g 9/21    978-1-5179-1147-8    $17.95 “As it turned out, Grandmother was a far more mysterious woman than any of us knew,” begins this enigmatic and enjoyable picture book by Erdrich (The Birchbark House, rev....

Review of Good Night, Good Night

Good Night, Good Night by Sandra Boynton; illus. by the author Preschool    Little Simon    40 pp.    g 9/21    978-1-5344-9974-4    $17.99 In 1985 Boynton followed up her popular 1982 board book The Going to Bed Book with a “larger and longer” picture-book version, which has now been redrawn with small differences...

Review of Brookie and Her Lamb AND Fish for Supper

Brookie and Her Lamb by M. B. Goffstein; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary   NYRB    32 pp.    g 3/21    978-1-68137-545-8    $16.95 Fish for Supper by M. B. Goffstein; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    NYRB    32 pp.    g 3/21    978-1-68137-546-5    $16.95 Two spare, barely there picture books by minimalist author-illustrator...
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